W7/8 Windows Updates, your decision?

Discussion in 'polls' started by emmjay, Oct 16, 2016.

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What did you choose?

  1. Security Monthly Quality Rollup

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  2. Security-only Quality Update

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  3. Not decided yet

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  4. I no longer update Windows

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
  1. emmjay

    emmjay Registered Member

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    Microsoft changed their Windows Update policy for both Windows 7 and Windows 8: In October 2016, both W7 and W8 will no longer receive individual updates, so users have to decide whether they want to manually download a single update that contains security-only updates from a Microsoft support website or download a single rollup that contains all security and non-security updates sent to them via windows update.
     
  2. Minimalist

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    I haven't decided yet. I will begin with Security Monthly Quality Rollup until they include something I don't want. Then I will move to Security only Quality update and if they break that too I will just disable updates.
     
  3. emmjay

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    Can you do that? Do you anticipate no problems uninstalling the rollups (in reverse), one at a time or would you go back to an image backup prior to the first rollup and start from there? Or just start with security-only right after the one that made you change your mind?
     
  4. blacknight

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    Security-only Quality Update: waiting for some work around that unpack them too check.
     
  5. Minimalist

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    I wouldn't trust uninstall, I would restore system image taken before updating. I also test install them in virtual machine and use Autoruns comparison to see what was changed or added during update. If something fishy will be added to rollup I will just move to security only updates.
     
  6. new2security

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    I'm a bit confused.
    Can you get the monthly security roll-up for W7 via WU?
    I thought those roll-ups were for enterprise only.

    I only was offered the quality monthly security roll-up for my system.

    * Edit : My bad. I now see it's the .msu file you can download from MS servers. I hunch is, it's only matter of time before they pull the plug on this option too. So eventually everybody has to go the quality-monthly-rollup route.
     
  7. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    i haven't decided yet
    just bad memories ....
     
  8. Keatah

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    I chose "I no longer update windows." That's only partly true, however. I do update windows, just not on a daily basis like MS wants me to. I may go as long as 6 months or a year without updates. And definitely not on an automatic schedule. I may do a spot update, or a full rollup. Depends on my mood and if there are any potato chips around.

    I've gotten caught too many times when I wanted to shutdown now. And not a half-hour later. I got caught too many times having an application break or have some aspect of it or the OS change behavior in way I prefer it didn't.

    I'm not an "old man get off my lawn" type. Nor am I a control freak watching every byte of disk space and compulsively organizing everything. I dunno.. Windows simply seems to work better when not mucked with on a daily basis..

    Besides, a full manually controlled update process allows me to make backups so I can go back to yesterday if something breaks. And it also helps to delay updating, too, let the rest of the world beta-test just for me!
     
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